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What is the best time to visit Panchgani?

Nestled in the middle of the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, Panchgani is a perfect winter destination. Its altitude and the densely vegetated forests on the mountain ranges also make it an apt escape from the scorching summers in Maharashtra. It is, therefore, best visited between October and April. The weather remains pleasant almost throughout the day making it a perfect time to explore the hill station and go sightseeing. The captivating mountain views attract tourists in large numbers. Owing to its location, many resorts and hotels are located amidst nature ensuring a lovely and rejuvenating experience for the tourists. The time between July and September is the Monsoon season in Panchgani. This is when the entire region is covered with lush greenery. The skies are cloudy most of the day, and climate remains damp, misty and cold. This sometimes affects sightseeing, but there is nothing to stop the offbeat travellers and monsoon lovers who often visit Panchgani for its unique charm and beauty.

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Monthly Weather in Panchgani

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 17 31
February 19 33
March 20 33
April 24 34
May 26 34
June 24 33
July 22 29
August 22 29
September 22 29
October 21 32
November 18 34
December 18 33

Panchgani in Winter (October - February)

Winter season is another ideal time to visit Panchgani when the temperature hovers between a maximum of 30°C and a minimum of 18°C, allowing sightseeing without interruption. The season begins in October and lasts till February. This time of the year is also the peak tourist season especially for those looking for a romantic getaway. The skies remain clear, and the mist clears as the sun rises. Thus the view-points like Parsi Point, Kate Point etc. get crowded with people to see and capture the picturesque beauty of the mountain ranges. The season is also perfect for Paragliding. There are several paragliding clubs where the adventure sport is taught, and during the season, the number of enrolments also increase considerably. Those planning to visit in November can get to witness the Diwali celebrations followed by Christmas and New Year in December. The festive/holiday season draws tourists in quite a large number for its accessible and the rejuvenating environment.
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Lingamala Falls, Panchgani
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Hill stations and monsoons are an irresistible combination for nature lovers. After a decently hot summer, July rings in the rainy season which results in a drastic drop of temperature. The monsoon season replenishes the flora in the region creating a mesmerising environment and transforming the dry terrain into a lush landscape. The freshness in the air and the scenic beauty becomes appealing to tourists. The hill station receives heavy downpours, and the climate remains wet, cold and foggy restricting sightseeing, especially the mountain views. One may, however, explore the city if they are fully prepped for the frequent showers that awaits them. Several people also visit during the 10-day long Ganesh Festival which is celebrated in August. This time of the year could prove to be a pleasant surprise for those who have never witnessed Panchgani in the monsoons.
Panchgani Hill Station
Panchgani Hill Station
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March sets the summer season on in Panchgani. The season lasts till June when the town experiences temperatures between a maximum of 38°C and a minimum of 20°C. Since the peak season can touch 38°C, it is a good idea to plan a trip around March which is when the winter season is transitioning into summer. The climate thus is moderate and is quite a good time to visit Panchgani. The peak months of the season keep the town hot and dry. The heat would make exploring the terrain an uncomfortable and exhausting activity. However, the mornings and late afternoons are pleasant and call for a quick weekend getaway for people living nearby. Visiting the Mapro Gardens, especially in April for the Strawberry Festival is highly recommended. One may also visit Sydney Point, Table Land, Rajpuri Caves, Parsi Point etc. to get an enchanting view of the valleys and Krishna River flowing nearby. The clear days and bright sunlight during the season are sure to liven up every person visiting Panchgani.
View from Panchgani, Maharashtra
View from Panchgani, Maharashtra
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